Ahead of the 2023 Governorship election, a frontline governorship aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Delta State, Chief Dr Angozi Amakazi Braduce, has said that he is fully in the guber race.
Braduce, in a message to mark 2022 Valentine’s Day, February 14, urged Deltans to embrace the spirit of Valentine, saying inter-tribal relationship should be transformed to development of the State.
While debunking a rumour in some quarters that he has jettisoned the ambition to succeed Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, come 2023, he said he had never at any time contemplated such, and had not, saying he is fully in the race.
“My ambition to contest the 2023 election is highly in progress. I had never contemplated to quiet. I am still much in the race. All you had been hearing is just rumour. I will therefore like to use this medium to tell all my friends and supporters to disregard such rumours.” He said.
He noted that as Deltans joined the rest of the world in celebrating the day, he charged them to transform the celebration into a show of love that will be harnessed for the good of the people and the state.
Chief Angozi while reminding Deltans that 14 February is a Day, where lovers express their romantic affection with greeting cards and gifts, said that Deltans should go beyond the expression of such affection, to show more commitment to the development of the state.
He stated that Deltans need to love one another to overcome some of the recurring social vices that Nigerians face daily, due to lack of love which had become the bane of the Nigerian culture.
“Valentine day, as we all know is a day where we show romantic affection through a different form of greetings and gifts. It’s a special day for lovers, as it is practised.”
“While I congratulate us for this year’s celebration, I advise we should go beyond the mere expression of greeting cards and gifts, but use the occasion to touch lives of others who are less privileged. This is the love will need now, in our state and country.”
“The love will need now, is that which will build a relationship that can transform our society to a crime-free society. If we can touch many lives, we will express the true value of this special day of St. Valentine.”
“When we do this, our state, Delta Will be a better place for all. Our individual contributions through love and affection will complement that of the government.”
“The true celebration of Valentine Day will help cure the inter-ethnic rivalry, communal crises, increase in getting rich syndrome involving our youths and many other social vices”.